The two greatest days in our lives are the day we’re born and the day we realize what we were born for.
Do you know what you were born for? For years Mike Flynt—a college football player turned insurance salesman—certainly didn’t. Then one monumental day he stumbled into what he now believes is the career he was made for and, in turn, the life he was meant to live.
The Power-Based Life was developed out of Mike’s desire to help others discover who God created them to be and, consequently, the work they were designed to do. But what exactly is a power base? As Mike explains through heartfelt personal accounts, notable sports stories, and biblical references, a power base is the center of personal strength used to meet challenges that, once discovered and maximized, will lead to a more significant, satisfying, and successful life.
He offers twelve strategies designed to tap into your specific points of personal strength, such as Cultivate a Winning Attitude, Defy the Skeptics, and Practice Radical Mercy. These principles empower you to rise above life’s challenges and identify and embrace your goals and dreams. Find true meaning in your work and how you can impact the world by strengthening your body, mind, and spirit.
|About the Contributor(s)||
Mike Flynt played football for Permian High School in Odessa, Texas, where he helped start a winning tradition, inspiringFriday Night Lights. In 2007, at age 59, Mike received national attention, returning to his college alma mater, Sul Ross State University, to play his senior year, becoming the oldest contributing football team member in NCAA history. Today Mike's company, Powerbase Fitness, helps people of all ages live a better, more productive life through strength training.
|Release Date||Dec 28, 2010|
- Review by John
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” ~ Ephesians 2:10
He kicks off this book (excuse the pun!) with a very popular concept in self-development, business, leadership and management circles and particularly reminded me of ‘Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath. The idea being that instead of developing those areas you are weak in, you find your strengths and ‘play to them’.
However, unlike Strength Finders, it’s exciting to see biblical principles being applied here as well.
The principles laid down in this book are excellent and have good practical application throughout. Each chapter is supported by personal examples of Mike achieving his goals, particular in discovering a career he didn’t even realise existed – but that fit perfectly with his passions, goals and dreams.
Mike Flynt is a ‘man’s man’, an American Football player and coach, and this book will definitely speak sports fans, and men’s men…alas; I am not a man’s man, so for me – not a great choice, but some excellent life principles weaved with scripture.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. (Posted on 2/20/2013)